Immigration Reform

Our immigration system in this country is broken. Executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. 

Despite what the pundits and many naysayers in the media and Congress said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is doing exactly what we promised. 
In the midst of time sensitive negotiations between bipartisan members of congress working to legislate a permanent solution for DACA, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
At a press conference Thursday, I discussed the path forward for a bipartisan solution to address the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program following a meeting at the White House. 
Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, took on Tucker Carlson on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight on December 21, 2017.
Whether immigrants ever threatened the jobs and wages of the native-born once upon a time, they probably don’t threaten them now. There’s plenty of evidence that high-skilled foreigners raise the wages of high-skilled and...
With an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America today, it’s safe to say our broken and outdated immigration system has failed.
Sgt. Rafaella Ramirez, a decorated veteran, is facing the prospect of no one to raise her three American daughters as she prepares to serve her country.
Over a quarter of immigrant day laborers became victims of wage theft while helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. A new report highlights problems faced by disaster recover workers — so-called second responders...
If you hold a bible, wear a badge, or own a business, you want a common-sense solution to the immigration system,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, when I interviewed him in...
Unfortunately, the "merit-based" reforms Trump and his allies propose are unlikely to advance any of these aims and, if anything, will hurt American workers by slowing economic growth and eliminating jobs.
The Trump Administration recently ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop issuing H-2A visas for temporary agricultural work to Haitians.  One of the reasons given for not allowing Haitians to use the visas...
Trump bipartisan meeting on DACA
Today in an unprecedented move, President Trump allowed the press to video record most of a meeting he held with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss a legislative solution to DACA. The president said that he would sign...
Today, President Trump tweeted, "Democrats are doing nothing for DACA - just interested in politics. DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will start 'falling in love' with Republicans and their...
Co-written with Emma Ashford
The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-called employment-based categories.  The family members of immigrant workers must use employment-based green cards despite the text of the...
On the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues to return to working with Republicans toward a solution for DACA recipients ahead of the President’s March 2018 deadline. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee...
DREAMers made headlines back in September when President Trump rescinded the executive order that created DACA, giving Congress six months to “do its job” by legislating a permanent resolut
With an expedited scheduled described as “unprecedented,” a special Texas House committee on Wednesday got down to work examining a wide variety of challenges facing the state as lawmakers study ways to preserve its economic...
With the United States experiencing rapid economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate it has seen in sixteen years, labor shortages in several American industries pose one of the most significant threats to our nation’s...
Senate Bill 4, which was packaged and sold by Governor Greg Abbot as a means to improve the safety of Texans, will actually make Texas a more dangerous place for everyone to live.

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